Hailee Brown

Apr 16

Dreams

Sometimes you can dream of good things, of laughter and you hopes… Or sometimes you can fall in a deep slumber and be engulfed by the black quick sand of a nightmare… All you can do is not fight it… Don’t fight, you’ll be fine… I always promise myself that.

Apr 16

Top 10 Storytelling Cliches Writers Need To Stop Using →

fuckyourwritinghabits:

amandaonwriting:

1. Characters describing themselves in mirrors
2. Broadcasting an upcoming plot twist
3. Blaming bad behavior on bad parenting
4. Too many inside jokes/references
5. The chosen one
6. Countdown clocks
7. Veiling your message in a dream
8. Using sex as wish fulfillment
9. Magical Negroes and Noble Savages
10. Knocking characters unconscious for plot convenience

Follow the link to find out why you shouldn’t use them.

This is a good list. Here are some ideas on what to do instead.

  1. Describe your character’s appearance by how they feel about it. People have complicated relationships with their appearance and even what they wear. Don’t let the chance to explore your character slip away by neglecting that!
  2. Don’t broadcast - foreshadow. People broadcast plot twists because they think it’ll keep the reader’s attention. Hinting at what’s to come instead, with in-story clues or even just a general sense of foreboding, is a great way to keep your readers hooked.
  3. Explore the parents, don’t blame them. Your bad guy’s parents are just as much characters as anyone else in the story, even if they’re not actually there. If the villain blames his parents, why? Are they just trying to throw blame off themselves?
  4. Make your jokes accessible. A little reference here and there isn’t going to hurt anybody, but the more readers that can understand it, the more they’ll be able to enjoy it. This runs the risk of explaining the joke, but it can be done!
  5. The wrongly chosen one. The chosen one trope is never going to go away. All the more reason to screw with it as much as possible. Maybe they’re not the chosen one after all, but the sidekick. Maybe they were wrongly chosen, intentionally or not. Mix it up!
  6. Use time to your best advantage. The last second countdown is a trope that only works in certain mediums, and even then, sparingly. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to
  7. Don’t discard the use of dreams, but do tread carefully. Probably one of my favorite uses of dreams was a very brief mention of them in a webvlog horror series. The characters had no idea how relevant the dream was, but the viewers did, and that’s what made it effective. Dreams can be used right, but you have to make it work!
  8. Use as much sex as you goddamn want, as long as it’s plot relevant. People like to write sex. People like to read sex! If your genre of choice is romance or erotic lit, there’s going to be a lot of sex. There’s gonna be sex in other genres too, because, hey, it happens. One difficulty with it is that too few writers use it to advance the plot, but sex can easily used to show something about the characters. If you are working on some sex scenes, consider the plot and character development that might come from it.
  9. Don’t be a goddamn asshole and treat all your characters as people. Sorry, I’m pretty tired of these goddamn tropes. They’re lazy and racist and yes, so-called ‘positive stereotypes’ are racist. Your characters are people. You’re a good enough writer to write them as people. Don’t let other lazy writing tell you otherwise.
  10. Find other ways to take your character out of the action. There are plenty of reasons to take a character out of the action for suspense and plot necessity, but often times it turns into Because The Plot Says So. If you have such a scene, look at it carefully. Outline out alternatives; they might even be better than the original plan. Like the original post says, a blow to the head is going to cause a medical emergency, not a quick blackout. Don’t fall into this shortcut, because it’s just more lazy writing!

-Agent Black

Yup yup!!:)

Apr 16
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photojojo:

Never be without your charging cable again!

The ChargeKey lives on your keychain, so you’re always ready for a power boost.

If you forget your keys … call a locksmith? Maybe he has a USB cable you can borrow.

Grab a ChargeKey

Apr 16
homesickpipe:

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homesickpipe:

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Apr 16

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Apr 16
I love you Zoey Sundance with all my heart!!!;)

I love you Zoey Sundance with all my heart!!!;)

Apr 16
photographersdirectory:

My name is Ryu Matias, I’m a fashion and street photographer based in Montreal and Toronto.
I hate sexualized advertisements, and I love colourful and foreign places.
More on http://ryumatias.tumblr.com/
Portfolio site: http://www.ryumatias.com/

photographersdirectory:

My name is Ryu Matias, I’m a fashion and street photographer based in Montreal and Toronto.

I hate sexualized advertisements, and I love colourful and foreign places.

More on http://ryumatias.tumblr.com/

Portfolio site: http://www.ryumatias.com/

Apr 16
darkfury316:

EYESSS

HOTTIE!!!;3

darkfury316:

EYESSS

HOTTIE!!!;3

Apr 16

dulect:

wow they really did adapt frozen well

Apr 16

donovanluver1965:

*blows kiss up to the sky (for the aliens)*

Apr 16
holyshittalkingcats:

summeromegadeth:

lady burns 9/11ths of the hitlernet down adorably with salad

Nope nope nope nope nope etc.

holyshittalkingcats:

summeromegadeth:

lady burns 9/11ths of the hitlernet down adorably with salad

Nope nope nope nope nope etc.

Apr 16
photographersdirectory:

Dandy Denial is a self taught analog photography enthusiast who lives in a small town in Manitoba, Canada. Despite having great difficulty focusing on a particular genre, he particularly loves photographing abandoned, decaying buildings, and the punx and weirdos who people his social circles.

He does not own a digital camera.

(flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/deesquared)
(tumblr: www.digitaldenial.tumblr.com)

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photographersdirectory:

Dandy Denial is a self taught analog photography enthusiast who lives in a small town in Manitoba, Canada. Despite having great difficulty focusing on a particular genre, he particularly loves photographing abandoned, decaying buildings, and the punx and weirdos who people his social circles.

He does not own a digital camera.

(flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/deesquared)

(tumblr: www.digitaldenial.tumblr.com)

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Apr 16

5 Common Story Problems with Simple Fixes →

fictionwritingtips:

Our stories are often plagued with these common story problems, but if we don’t know how to fix them, we’ll never improve our writing. It’s important that you remember you don’t need to scrap your novel if you keep having the same issues over and over again. Hopefully this…

Apr 16

quote People need to calm down. Breath in and out, in and out. Count 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 and 0. No matter what you THINK the other person did, it will never be good enough to post all over a website about your sex life and how the other person is crazy…. Maybe you don’t know their whole story. MAYBE they have a good reason to cry or do what every you find annoying. Some times I want to tie them up and yell at them “You can’t always be prefect!”

Apr 16